science [-s] n
Fr. < L. 'knowledge'.
- Education; branch of study; observed facts; systematic classification of natural environments; method for the discovery of new truths; rational solution to the mysteries of nature, life, and the universe; theoretical perception of truth as opposed to intuition, feeling, and faith.
- Subject; research topic; area of investigation; particular branch of knowledge that can be studied.
- Practical knowledge; specific skill; ability to solve problems; information obtained through experience, that can be imparted to others.
- Knowledge; cognizance; understanding; comprehension; wisdom; truth.
- Phrase. “Hill of Science”: education; challenge of learning; discovery of knowledge; (see ED Letter 5, p. 10 “Miss … is going to finish her education next summer … She will then have learned all that we poor foot-travellers are toiling up the hill of knowledge to acquire”).